External Review of the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program 1999 - 2003
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The CGIAR created a Gender and Diversity (G&D) Program in 1998, to succeed and replace the CGIAR Gender Staffing Program. The CGIAR Gender Staffing Program was never reviewed during its existence. The Center Directors Committee (CDC) and the Committee of Board Chairs (CBC) therefore decided to launch an external review of the G&D program, as it approached its fifth year run. The CGIAR Secretariat was also engaged in planning this exercise.The task of the external review was to assess the outputs, outcomes, impact of the program, its strategy and priorities, and its program structure and governance. In addition, it had to determine any changes and new dimensions required by the Program to ensure its effectiveness in the future.These suggestions and recommendations reflect the belief that the Gender and Diversity Program clearly merits continuation into a second phase. It is the hope of the Review Team that the following observations help strengthens the Program in its new phase. These recommendations for future action are summarized in the third section of the report, on page 7.The G&D Program has made rapid and excellent progress towards accomplishing its goals and purposes. In its report, the Review Panel identifies a number of areas and accomplishments of the program making it one of the most innovative system-wide activities within the CGIAR.